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El Dorado Kitchen

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405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608 (West Spain Street)
+1 707-996-3030
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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Sonoma, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are only a handful of very good restaurants in Sonoma, and I think this is one of them. Whether you having breakfast, lunch or dinner, the food is very good/ well prepared. Service is good, but sometimes feel a little rushed. Had salmon, which was a Scottish, farmed fish. It was prepared perfectly, as I requested. The brussel sprouts... More 

Thank terririzor
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After spending time wine and appie tasting in town, we wanted something light to eat. Walked around the town and found this by accident. Warm, inviting, even though we didn't have reservations, we were seated. Squash soup for him, mussels in curry wine sauce for me. More than enough to satisfy our needs. Yummy, but no room for dessert.

Thank lexi33045
New York City, New York
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260 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is nice, not as great as some of the other ones on the square, but the food is solid. It also has a slightly more formal feel. We loved the pork belly and watermelon (what a great combination), and the beef carpaccio was decent. The seafood paella was tasty, although my husband had to add some wine to... More 

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San Jose, California
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impromptu breakfast the day after Thanksgiving Very accommodating staff Beautiful vibe and atmosphere Had an egg white omelet with sausage and a bloody Mary-delish

Thank Getbackjojo
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457 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went because of TA reviews. Service was attentive with many wait staff asking same questions, but with the kitchen in the dining room it was very interesting to watch our one order of fish tacos repeatedly being taken from counter and reheated while hash order was evidently being prepared. Then when served the size of the breaded fish was large... More 

Thank RJourn
Sydney, Australia
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169 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait for our table for 15 mins. The crab cake was burnt on the outside and cold in the middle. The lobster risotto did not have any lobster that I could detect and was over dominated by the flavours of the vegetables. The persimmon cake was only just warm. Not a great dinner to celebrate thanks giving.

Thank Susanhilary1313
Libertyville, Illinois
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of wine tasting it was great to drink something other than wine. They make some great cocktails with some interesting blends of flavors. They food was also delicious.

Thank Kevin T
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly I only went for breakfast on my last day in Sonoma, I wanted to try everything on the menu. The brioche french toast was mouth watering, the baby potatoes are good for sharing and the service is kind. The atmosphere is very clean and not understated or overstated. Thumbs up to the chef.

Thank Sylvia E
Athens, Greece
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing lunch and went back for an awesome dinner!! All the dishes are unique and very tasty. The salads are over the top great. We had a group business dinner and everyone loved it. The service is very professional and the facility is very nice. Highly recommend this place!!!

Thank Miles R
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food and atmosphere in a quaint restaurant with a great deal of atmosphere. The daily hash and fresh oysters fit the hunger.

Thank Ann M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
    (West Spain Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Sonoma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-996-3030
Executive chef Armando Navarro's farm driven cuisine is a collection of earthy yet sophisticated, complex yet straightforward dishes that showcase the essence of seasonal produce. Chef Navarro sources his ingredients from local purveyors and nearby Sonoma farms, a commitment and dedication that is in line with El Dorado’s overall eco-friendly green initiatives.Navarro’s deeply satisfying cuisine can be enjoyed at El Dorado Kitchen. In the center of the main dining room, parties of up to 22 can gather around a 21-foot-long table fashioned from a single wood plank reclaimed from a Vermont bridge. This table is perfectly positioned to afford each diner a view of the artistic talents hard at work in the open kitchen.An outdoor courtyard allows diners to enjoy the beauty of Sonoma. Enjoy dinner under the fig trees and the clear Sonoma sky or take your lunch pool-side in your own private cabana or on one of the inviting day beds by the pool. We also offer casual dining in our lobby, nestled next to the glowing fireplace.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?